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Anyone used fingernail polish for scope base?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by tnieto2004, Sep 21, 2007.

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  1. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    I was given this advice and I was wondering if anyone else has done this?? i was told it works like lock-tight .. On the screws in the base
     
  2. gaudio5

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    i dunno about that but bright red works good for sights!
     
  3. 308win

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    It will work. You need to assure that the surfaces are free of oil etc. It is common practice to use nail polish to lock the adjustment screws on adjustable triggers.
     
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    Blue Lock-Tight works way better.
    Not nearly as brittle as lacquer, and way more resistant to recoil, some gun solvents, and oil.

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  5. 30 cal slob

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    sally hansen hard as nails - it's clear and it works.

    i use it for fly tying and thread-lock. wife always gets steamed when i'm digging into her stash. :evil:
     
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    It's as cheap to just buy Loc-tite.
     
  7. Average Joe

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    blue locktite, stays put. Don't use red, it never comes off.
     
  8. daniel (australia)

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    I've always used nailpolish, and it works fine and seems to go on working pretty much indefinitely. As well as scope rings I've used it on action screws, the tension screws of my kydex holsters and several other applications. Loctite may well be as good, but I have a seemingly limitless supply of nailpolish in the colours my wife has grown tired of:p
     
  9. Jeff F

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    One little tip on locktite, if you have a small screw that has been locktited and are trying to remove use a soldering iron with a small tip to heat the screw up and it will be easy to remove. I use a 40 watt iron and have had to heat some screws up to a minute or so to get them out.
     
  10. Clipper

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    Well, when I mount a scope, I use good steel bases that I have no intention of ever removing, so I either use Bearing setting or assembled fastener Lock Tite. This type requires heat to break loose, but it's otherwise there for the duration. Lots of things can go wrong on a gun, but on mine a loose scope base ain't ever gonna be one of 'em...
     
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    It's like testors paint but you can find it cheaper at the dollar stores.

    I suggest a gentle shade of mauve or maybe a nice tangerine.
     
  12. gezzer

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    As a gunsmith I use red locktite on all scope mount and screws. It is hard to remove but comes off nice at 400 degrees delivered by a soldering iron. Just what is the big deal?
     
  13. BAT1

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    Scope base

    When putting on bike grips, and scopes, try hair spray. It works and can be dissolved. Finger nail polish take Acetone to remove it, and may dull the finish.
     
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